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Glendronach Allardice - hunting season or...

Bart&Claudia
Member Senior Senior Member
Posted on 22-05-2019 at 12:59 pm

Girls, boys too,


Doing the math, this should be the moment to buy GlenDro 18 Allardice, right? Making sure to have a 2018 bottle will mean the whisky must be as old as it's probably ever going to be in that bottle, since this year will see the new 2001 stocks reaching 18yo maturity. 


Yet. I don't see huge price hikes. I don't see it disappearing from the shelves. I haven't found a single video on youtube where somebody tries say a 2015 bottle vs one from 2018. Never seen or heard GlenDro confirm it. How sure are we about this? Is this just a nice 'whisky myth'? I feel like there's too little happening around this to substantiate the claims. It doesn't make sense to sell 24yo whisky for 18yo prices. They could've easily done what they did with the 15 revival, make it dissapear for a while. Maybe I'm all wrong, just jotting down thoughts here.


Curious to see your thoughts on this. 

  Edited on 22-05-2019 at 13:02 pm
lincolnimp
Connoisseur Connoisseur
Posted on 22-05-2019 at 13:55 pm

The obvious logic would be to bottle it as a 24 year if there is enough or at least put the 24 year bottles in the mix with the 21 year Parliament?

Bart&Claudia
Member Senior Senior Member
Posted on 22-05-2019 at 14:02 pm

lincolnimp wrote:

The obvious logic would be to bottle it as a 24 year if there is enough or at least put the 24 year bottles in the mix with the 21 year Parliament?


Excactly something like that. It would be incredibly poor distillery management if they were actually just waiting for years to lose money on expensive stock. With the 15 revival being pre-single malt hype, I can get behind that. We weren't very aware about the older whisky in there before the prices went up (I bought my first 15 revival for 40 euros). Secondly, it helped the name of the brand along significantly because of the high quality of such an affordable whisky.

But having a 'revival-situation' happening with the 18 this year, and with the 21 in three years again, whilst everyone is just waiting for it? Nahh..   

  Edited on 22-05-2019 at 14:04 pm
morgbug
Member Senior Senior Member
Posted on 23-05-2019 at 03:13 am

I've seen a post or two on it on instagram but nothing to verify anything.  I can't disagree with the notion of it not being a sensible thing to do.  

Kirby
Expert Junior Junior Expert
Posted on 31-05-2019 at 03:23 am

I just picked up a 2016 bottle of Allardice and I have a 2013 bottle of the 12 yr old.  I compared the 12yr old 2013 next to the newer 2018 bottle and the color isn't even close.  The 2013 bottle is a really deep dark red, the newer ones are pretty light when compared.  Anyway - I am on the lookout for the 2019 Allardice.  If I can score one I'll post it up.  The other trick would be finding it for under $180

peatbogger
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 31-05-2019 at 11:27 am

Kirby wrote:

I just picked up a 2016 bottle of Allardice and I have a 2013 bottle of the 12 yr old.  I compared the 12yr old 2013 next to the newer 2018 bottle and the color isn't even close.  The 2013 bottle is a really deep dark red, the newer ones are pretty light when compared.  Anyway - I am on the lookout for the 2019 Allardice.  If I can score one I'll post it up.  The other trick would be finding it for under $180


Maybe I should get me a couple, it's readily available here at $120, about the same as major UK on-line shops. I see some German shops are at ridiculouse $80.

Slàinte Mhath
Administrator Administrator
Posted on 01-06-2019 at 10:36 am

peatbogger wrote:

Maybe I should get me a couple, it's readily available here at $120, about the same as major UK on-line shops. I see some German shops are at ridiculouse $80.


I've already put 3 bottles in my stash after being too late when the Revival disappeared some years ago. I agree, now is the time. Both Allardice and Parliament will be affected by this.

-Slainte

“There is no such thing as bad whisky. Some whiskies just happen to be better than others.” (W. Faulkner)
Slàinte Mhath
Administrator Administrator
Posted on 07-06-2019 at 09:56 am

Checking the WB database, I cannot find a single bottle code for Glendronach 18-year-old Allardice bottled in 2019. Same is true for the 21-year-old Parliament. Unless a bottling date 2019 appears in the next few months, I would assume that they stopped bottling these core range expressions end of 2018. Anyone who has more information?

-Slainte

“There is no such thing as bad whisky. Some whiskies just happen to be better than others.” (W. Faulkner)
Whisky Epicurean
Member Senior Senior Member
Posted on 18-07-2019 at 09:10 am

Slàinte Mhath wrote:

Checking the WB database, I cannot find a single bottle code for Glendronach 18-year-old Allardice bottled in 2019. Same is true for the 21-year-old Parliament. Unless a bottling date 2019 appears in the next few months, I would assume that they stopped bottling these core range expressions end of 2018. Anyone who has more information?

-Slainte


It just happened: https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/135202/glendronach-18-year-old

Edit: That is year 2019 Allardice bottling appeared.

  Edited on 19-07-2019 at 12:26 pm
Kirby
Expert Junior Junior Expert
Posted on 02-08-2019 at 04:52 am

Kirby wrote:

I just picked up a 2016 bottle of Allardice and I have a 2013 bottle of the 12 yr old.  I compared the 12yr old 2013 next to the newer 2018 bottle and the color isn't even close.  The 2013 bottle is a really deep dark red, the newer ones are pretty light when compared.  Anyway - I am on the lookout for the 2019 Allardice.  If I can score one I'll post it up.  The other trick would be finding it for under $180


Maybe I should get me a couple, it's readily available here at $120, about the same as major UK on-line shops. I see some German shops are at ridiculouse $80.

You can score Allardice for $120?  sweet!  I had to pay just about $200 and that's the cheapest I can find it.  

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